"I'm into horizontal relationships, not vertical ones. It's why I'm in a band. It's why I'm married. It's why I would not like to be called The Boss."
- Bono, 2015
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.